So the prize for that House of Fraser competition was a 2 week pop up shop in House of Fraser's Oxford Street store, with the potential of stocking their website for a year depending on how it went. I didn't win that.
But their COO Nigel really liked my work and wants to set up a meeting with their Homewares Buying Director to discuss stocking House of Fraser directly.
Even if he ends up being too busy to ever email back, I'm pretty chuffed right now.
Today was scary. (Here's why if you missed it.)
I didn't feel like it went brilliantly and it was over in a flash without me really feeling like I'd made the impression I wanted to.
Hohum, I met some lovely people and I'll be happy with whatever comes from it. I was unbelievably chuffed to have made it this far and kept checking my emails in case they'd only sent it to me be accident. Click here for a tiny video taster of the day, made by The Great Retail Revival posted by another entrant.
Oh. My. Gosh. So you know that competition I entered to be stocked in House of Fraser… I've made it through to live judging - THIS FRIDAY! So I'll be doing a presentation to the COO, a few Telegraph Editors, and a handful of other big wigs. Anyone want to help me write a business plan?
I was forwarded this link by a family member, which was a competition to be stocked in House of Frasers's Oxford Street store for a two week period. Apart from sounding amazing, I thought it looked like a brilliant excuse to get to grips with the video capacity of my camera and have a bash at editing it.
Turns out I found acting as natural as the trees - that is to say very wooden and creaky. Neil is a very patient (and helpful!) man.
Update: Editing video of yourself really boosts self esteem... Oh no wait, I mean exactly the opposite of that.
The video is linked below - any thoughts? Please don't be too honest ;)
I was interviewed at D&AD about the importance of enterprise and getting out there into the employment world whilst still at uni.
It turned into this video.
I don't really talk like that do I!!?!
I undertook some unusual commissioned artwork - to be filmed painting the Roland Levinsky building in the centre of Plymouth from the top of a multi-storey car park in vibrant colours. This was then edited into a video about enterprise. Below are some stills, or you can view the whole film here.
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